Marisa and Tim are getting married.

Saturday August 20, 2022 in Grand Ledge, Michigan

We are so grateful that so many of you are able to join us on this special day. In fact, we’ve had far more responses than we anticipated and are at our 100-person capacity. Unfortunately, this means that if you have not yet RSVPed, we can’t host you for the ceremony and dinner unless a spot opens up. If you would still like to come for evening celebrations—after 6:30pm—you are welcome to join us then. Please acknowledge this in your message. We will let you know if a dinner spot opens up, if you are interested.

Thanks! Please email Marisa (marisarbrandt [at] gmail [dot] com) or Tim (timbober [at] yahoo [dot] com with any other questions.

Happy together 🙂

Here’s a property map with the basic layout for the event.


3pm – Nosh and drinks.

4pm – Ceremony time! Followed by open mic (e.g. reflections on love).

5:30 – Taco time!

6:30 – Party opens up to additional folks without RSVP confirmation. Time to dance and play!

10ish – Sound down. Bonfire and chill time.



505 Pleasant St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Saturday, August 20th, starting at 3pm.

Festivities include:

  • Vows of love!
    (Marisa and Tim will make these to one another.)
  • Reflection on love!
    (We’ll send the mic around the tables, so you don’t have to get up).
  • Tacos!
    (We’re getting chicken tinga tacos and salads from City Built Brewing, plus making our own vegan filling (thank you, Evan Brandt!), as well as a tortilla chips and salsa bar (a la Marisa). Mark Svekric has promised to make his famous vegetarian bean dip. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions when you RSVP and we’ll do our best to make our meal inclusive for you. Feel free to bring anything else you enjoy in or with tacos to share such as your own favorite chips or radishes from your garden. )
  • Desserts!
    (We’re getting a spread of tarts and cookies from Mokaya chocolatier.)
  • Drinks!
    (Also still figuring this out. For alcohol, we plan to have beer, seltzer, and sangria, and a “mule bar.” We will also have ice tea, sodas, and juice. Bring a bottle or six-pack to share, if there’s something in particular you’d like to drink.)
  • Lawn games!
    (We have croquet and Kan Jam. We also have table top games, if that is more your speed. Please bring any of your favorites, as long as they don’t pose any danger to the children attending—looking at you, jarts. )
  • Dancing!
    (We may have a band for a short set. Cross your fingers! After that, the plan is to make a play list and dance in the driveway. Woo!)
Getting married at home in the Pleasant Maple House ❤


Out of Town Visitors

So, if you are coming from out of town and staying for at least one night, please let us know if you’d like help you set up local accommodations.

The closest city is Lansing (20 min away to the east) and while it does have an airport, it’s just a little regional one. We generally fly through Detroit, which is 1 hr and 20 min away. If you plan to stay nearby the wedding, the closest hotels are all around the intersection of N Canal Rd and W Saginaw Highway in Lansing (clustered around Horrock’s Farmers Market), which is about a 10 minute drive. There is a Comfort Inn, a Ramada, a Hampton Inn, a Red Roof Inn, a Travelodge, a Fairfield Inn, and Quality Suites. Marisa’s folks will be at the Comfort Inn 🙂 We can coordinate carpooling, if that’s helpful.

If you’d like something a little different, there are two AirBnB locations within walking distance of our house. McMillan House is an apartment with three rooms, each with Queen beds and would be a great place for a few couples to stay The Scott House is a one bedroom apartment with two twin beds plus a living room with two more twin beds that might be good for friends or a family.

People traveling from out-of-state, let us know if you’d like to join us for brunch on Sunday, the 21st.
We’re making our multi-species family official!

Gifts Registry

Please do not feel obligated to give us anything but the pleasure of your company. That said, if you are so moved, you can click the button below to find our registry at Amazon (we know). There are a few things we would be grateful to receive.

Over at The Knot, we also created a “pet fund” to help us cover the bills so we can continue to take care of our aging animals, including our very cute 11-year-old pandemic-era rescue dogs, Beanie and JoJo (see above).

Supposedly, the Knot should link to the Amazon registry, but it’s not clear whether that actually works

You need not limit yourself to the registry gifts, though, if there is anything else you feel inspired to bring to us or the party.

COVID Policy

We request that everyone who attends be up to date on their COVID vaccinations and generally take careful public health precautions to protect one another. If you travel via airplane or other mass transit, please wear a mask while doing so. If you live locally and aren’t feeling well, just let us know and we will celebrate together another time <3.

The wedding will mostly take place outside, under tents for shade. We will serve the food buffet-style inside, one table at a time. We encourage you to wear a mask inside, if it helps you feel safe. We will have extras.

Fun Nearby

Guests with Children

Children are welcome at the wedding! We had ambitions to rent a bounce house, but haven’t had luck finding a reputable place to rent us one. So your children will probably have the most fun if they enjoy lawn games and blowing bubbles.

There are also many lovely places to take kids to burn off energy nearby: Holbrook Elementary has a brand new playground about two blocks from our house, Fitzgerald Park has a great playground, surrounded by forest and the Ledges River Trail, and Jaycee Park has a playground and splash pad if it’s a hot one.